Oh, my -- who would think that in a town like Eureka there would be such an amazing, special, unique place to stay. On our way up the coast my husband decided to help celebrate my birthday with a surprising stay at this hotel. He called, asked help in arranging a great birthday for me, and they complied. They gave us an amazing room with a separate fireplace/sitting area, beautiful canopied bed, windows galore, and huge tub. They made reservations at their restaurant (301) -- the best meal of our vacation. Arranged a massage in the room, and bought flowers and had them waiting in our room. Everyone knew us by name and made sure we were taken care of. They offered cheese/crackers and wine in the early evening and breakfast in the morning (but don't plan on eating if you need to leave early -- it's not set up until 7:30 or so). The beds were incredible, the rooms clean and neat, and the service beyond perfect. Traveling down the coast can be stressful (too many twisty roads), but staying at the Carter House Inn makes it all worth it.